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dollars. it is 20. >> kind of impressive. >> it says president of the united states. barack obama, the 44th president of the united states. >> i will be watching you, making sure you don't put that in your pocket. >> i have the bobblehead. >> i think we have even more stuff that our producer even went out and collected. we couldn't put it all here on set with us. a whole bunch of great stuff. if you're here and you want to get around town. look, theres some of it right there. socks. there's the bobbleheads. we showed those. >> his and hers. >> there's the coin, we got that one. that is a nice-looking coin. there is the beanie baby, beanie bear. he is kind of cute. oh, and the towel. >> hand towels. >> yeah. or golf towel maybe. it's pretty nice. would you walk around town wearing -- >> the t-shirts, the buttons are just -- >> with their faces on them. >> the buttons are big. >> i dabble in collecting political memorabilia. >> that's the one. i wonder, is that life size? >> that is pretty big. especially the buttons, you can go back and look back to this moment in time 20, 25 years ago. pe
people are expected to watch on monday. today is michelle obama's 49th 49th birthday. she changed her twitter identity to floats which is first lady of the united states. they promise updates. it replace as previous account under michelle obama. >>> ktvu will have live coverage of president obama's inauguration sunday. look for live reports starting with mornings on 2. >> all of boeing 787 dreamliners aircraft around the world are now grounded as investigators look into two battery fires. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us with evidence on what could happen to these batteries. >> reporter: indeed. lithium batteries are everywhere. cell phone, laptops, power tools but should they be powering airlines. >> reporter: boeing picked lithium batteries for its dreamliners. >> they store a lot of energy in a small volume and light weight. they were able to use more battery electricity. >> reporter: here is the danger. from march of 1991 to last year, 132 batteries got fire. those batteries are tiny compared to the dreamliners. >> it is a risky proposition. >> reporter: impurities caused
nottingham shows us the conversation quickly turned to gun control. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama used the last press conference of his first term to call out republicans who are threatening not to raise the debt limit. >> so to even entertain the idea of this happening of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> reporter: republicans want drastic spending cuts in exchange for increasing the amount the government can borrow but the president says he will not have the debt ceiling tied to the bills congress has already wrapped up. >> what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. >> reporter: the debt ceiling deadline is just one of three budget showdowns the white house and congress face in the coming months. house speaker john boehner said if lawmakers don't tackle the debt and spending at the same time it will cost jobs. in a statement, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said the president and his allies need to get seri
of the united states! >> reporter: president obama says he is putting together his plan to reduce gun violence. >> members of congress i think are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience. >> reporter: the president's plan will be based on recommendations from event vomit's task force. likely proposals include mental health back ground checks, longer percent son sentences for gun traffickers and -- traffickers and more information on violent videogames. the president also wants a ban on assault rifles but many gun rights advocates are opposed. >> the people who want to get them to do evil things are not going to be deterred by a ban. >> reporter: the president is facing opposition from the nra and lawmakers here on capitol hill even top democrats don't believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. the president says if congress cannot pass federal legislation, he may go it alone and use an exec tv order. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take tha
say that president obama has not been the most socialible president with congress. i talked to red state senators, democratic senators who have never been to the white house and they're sort of famous, there aren't a lot of notes. it's an odd blind spot for for--since voters and reporters are pretty much easy dates. it's not hard to sort of build a little good will, and jefferson did that. he didn't love everybody who came to dinner, but when the congressional session began, he would write his daughters and say, i shall now become an un unpuncutual correspondence. he would have all republicans one night. all federalists the next night. he said i believe that measures in congress are more likely to pass if members of congress feel they're part of the executive conversation. >> gavin: jon, thank you for being here. congratulations on a wonderful book. >> appreciate it. >> gavin: from the past to our future. up next how television screens are likely to dominate our lives but not necessarily in the way you think. cisco's padma warrior is our next guest. analysis. the presidential inaug
. as it spreads throughout california. people across the state and in the bay area rush to get protected. a big weekend in washington, as president obama prepares to officially begin his second term. the last minute preparations for the inauguration celebrations. but first, the dramatic video of an avalanche rescue near lake tahoe. why the man whose life was saved. is critical of his rescuers. saved. is critical of his rescuers. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> pam: we are now getting a closer look at some rescue video. of a skier buried by an avalanche at lake tahoe last month you can see from this helmet cam video, that the buried skier was able to put a hand up above the snow surface. a
. the president of the united states president barack obama. >> thank you, thank you thank you so much. please tennessee. good afternoon, let me begin by thanking our vice president joe biden for his dedication to this issue and for bringing so many voices to the table. while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge we have to protect our children from harm and it should not be a--over the months since the tragedy in newtown we heard from so many people and not of them have been more effective than those gorgeous children that were lost. their teachers or also lost. we are grateful for all of you take your time out and to recognize that we honor their memory carr. we also heard from some unexpected people. i started to get a lot of letters from children and for them are here today. they are pretty it representatives of some of the messages that i receive. these are some very smart letters from some pretty smart young people. hanna which is a third grader. can you go ahead and wait. >> sarod, ico terrible for the parents lost their children. i love my country and i want everyone to be h
the disclosure of documents but the state supreme court rejected its appeal earlier this movement the next hearing in this case is set for april. >>> president obama now launching a campaign-style tour today backing his new gun control proposals. he's published an op-ed in connecticut newspapers pitching the more than $500 million plan. the president says he wants universal background checks, more research on mental health, and a thousand new school police officers and counselors. he's also asking congress to enact a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity manage magazines. harry reid says they will likely take up gun control early this year. >>> and a controversial gun proposal in san jose. the city council will decide whether to require owners of assault weapons to store their guns at the police department. gun owners would have to give a reasonable explanation as to why they want to take their gun out of police storage and would have to let officers know when they plan to return it. a san jose lawyer drafted the proposed ordinance and then submitted the plan to the city's rules and ope
obama will propose new federal assault weapon ban and background check of all gun buyers. mean while today new york state voted in the nation toughest gun restrictions. governor cuomo signed the bill. out law military style weapon. restrict ammunition magazine to 7 rounds. and requires background check to buy bullet. another provision requires mental health professionals to tell state authorities if a patient threatens to use a gun illegally. >> develop nuts tonight. japan 2 largely east airline grounded the flight of boeing 787 dream liner. after the latest safety scare led to emergency evacuation. happened today in western japan after cockpit message showed battery problem problems. this is the lateness strength of issues for boeing newest and most tech logically advanced plane. the decision to ground the fleet is affecting flights at san jose international. 787 scheduled the leaf tokyo tonight for san jose is cancelled. along with tom return flight obviously. u.s. government is conducting rae view. though it has reassured the public that the dream liner is safe to fly de
more importantly, his state of the union speech before congress next month. john fowler, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> when president obama unveiled his gun policy today, several children stood with him. they wrote letters to the president about the newtown tragedy, including a 10-year- old boy from georgia. >> people can really be killed. i want to make like a rule to stop it. >> this is a copy of the letter he sent to the president. the 10-year-old asked president obama to stop gun violence. in response, the president invited him to the white house for today's announcement. >>> experts on gun policy are noting that president obama did not do what president george h.w. bush did after a school massacre in stockton in 1989. president obama did not use his authority to block the import of weapons that where not generally recognized for sporting purposes. >>> interior secretary, ken salazar the latest secretary to announce he is leaving the obama administration. he plans to step down in march to return to his home in colorado. president obama released a statement praising salazar on his work,
is broken and that they're going to fix it. i don't want the land the state and the unbroken. >> president obama has made it clear that he is ready for fight over how to respond to gun violence. the national rifle association is also gearing up for the battle. the nra's president says he doesn't think he an assault weapons banned would get through congress. >> i am in downtown livermore were is cold. coming up, i will show you how cold as the kron4 team coverage of the cold weather continues in just a few mets. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, fre
, is not a believer in the second amendment although he states he is. >> reporter: mr. obama's proposals include reinstating the assault weapons ban which congress let lapse in 2004 and limiting the number of bullets in high capacity magazines to ten, but even getting those measures through the democratically controlled senate will be difficult. north dakota's heidi heidcamp opposes the gun restrictions. >> this is wrong headed. we need to be doing things that actually achieve a result and that's not something i am convinced will achieve the intended result. >> reporter: there are other proposals on the president's list that have bipartisan support like cracking down on gun trafficking and imposing universal background checks. >> if you want to buy a gun, whether it's from a licensed dealer or a private seller you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one. this is common sense. >> reporter: washington state republican dave reichert a former sheriff, agrees with the president on that point. >> i think that's part of a
. >> reporter: and if they don't -- >> remember, barack obama has over 50% public approval rating. congress is around 17% on a good day. so the blame here may not be on the president. he seems pretty well liked in the united states. >> he might become a party animal? >> that's right. >> look. in the words of a great old movie line, what we have here is a failure to communicate. i mean the white house feels that he's not going to get any ground with the congress that wanted him out of office after his first four years. the republicans on the hill feel that all he does is preach to them and tell them why he's right instead of trying to find the middle ground. >> but, bill, the president frames this as not socializing with republicans, but the beef in washington is many democratic members of congress feel that they have not been treated fairly or get the kind of phone calls from a president that they have in the past. >> right. stroked, coddled, invited to dinner, all of those things. and you know what? that's true. and democrats will admit it privately but they won't say
, the secretaries of state and the secretary of defense. and mr. obama has also nominated a new treasury secretary. that is jack lew who is currently the white house chief of staff. the president nominated jack lew to be treasury secretary last week. and here comes the president of the united states. >> please, have a seat, everybody. good morning. i thought it might make sense to take some questions this week as my first term comes to an end. it's been a busy and productive four years, and i expect the same for the next four years. i intend to carry out the agenda that i campaigned on, an agenda for new jobs, new opportunity and new security for the middle class. now, right now our economy is growing and our businesses are creating new jobs so we are poised for a good year. if we make smart decisions and sound investments and as long as washington politics don't get in the way of america's progress. as i said on the campaign, one component to growing our economy and broadening opportunity for the middle class is shrinking our deficits in a balanced and responsible way. and for n
to the u.s. economy. >> for his part, president obama is expected to lay out a white house plan for immigration in the coming weeks, perhaps during next month's state of the union address. >>> former utah governor jon huntsman is promoting a problem- solving approach in congress, with his bipartisan movement that he calls no labels. >> it's a dysfunction of congress that's now becoming our nation's dysfunction. we're becoming disfigured in a sense, our economy is, because congress is so far behind in the game. >> we don't even know our colleagues in congress out of 435. so this gives us a chance. no labels gives us that venue to sit down and have meaningful conversation. >> so far, 25 members of congress have signed on to quit the finger-pointing and focus on solutions. former governor huntsman says he hopes to get at least 50 more. >>> there were protests all across the u.s. this weekend to mark the 11th anniversary of a prison. human rights groups are demanding be shut down. ktvu's christien kafton talked with those opposed to the camp at guantanamo bay, who say they are disap
the president. the president is getting set to take the oath of office. >> i barack obama hussein obama solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defends. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you good. >> so help me god. >> thank you so much, thank you. >>> there you have it. he was just sworn in as the president of the united states for a second term there at the white house. little history for you. april 30, 1789. the first inauguration. george washington at new york federal. and the first time a president was inaugurated was thomas jefferson. march 4th and now on the january 20th. 2013. president barack obama gets sworn in for a second time. all said and done after tomorrow. maureen, will be sworn in four times in two terms. and chief justice roberts making the mistake four years ago. and the day after in a
demonstrations you see here in the streets. >>> meanwhile, here, president obama is expected to announce his plan to reduce gun violence as early as today. but many states are not waiting. last night, the republican-controlled senate in new york approved what's being called the toughest gun restrictions in the country, including a full ban on assault weapons and ammunition clips that hold more than seven rounds. and new background checks to keep guns away from the mentally ill. >>> and parents, before you write that next check for college tuition, you might want to take a listen to this. a new study finds that the more money parents give to their children for college, the lower their grades are. apparently, getting a blank check leaves many students feeling less motivated. hmm. students getting money from mom and dad, are more likely to graduate. >> that's awesome. >> that is. >>> and a bizarre one here. police in sweden are trying to figure out why a cleaning lady tried to steal this commuter train. >> what? >> she commandeered, it was an empty train. moments later, she crashed it into an apartm
fastest growing countries of immigration to the united states right now are china, taiwan and korea. >> all right, len ramirez in san jose, thank you. >>> the majority of americans are backing president obama's proposal to reduce gun violence. that's according to a cbs news/new york times poll out today. it shows a significant jump in support after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. and now california is on the fast track to pass stricter laws of its own not only on guns but ammunition, as well. >> there's an unprecedented amount of energy on this issue. >> reporter: energy that's being channeled into state bills targeting stricter gun laws here in california. there are already two bills focusing on ammunition sales. [ indiscernible ] has introduced a bill to require permits for people who want ammo. then you can buy ammo. >> reporter: the business sb53 just introduce -- the bill, sb53, just introduced would apply the same regulations to bullets purchases as to guns. currently you can buy ammunition in most parts of the state without
legislature is about to pass the first new gun regulations of any state. final vote is set for today. at a white house news conference yesterday president obama talked about gun control and the national debt. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. the president says he wants the gun debate to rise above politics. that's virtually impossible and there are constitutional questions regarding gun control no lawmaker can ignore. for some parts the president's gun violence agenda which he'll discuss with the vice president in a couple of hours the president is looking at executive powers that do not require congressional consent. vice president biden told house democrats there were more than a dozen ways president obama could circumvent congress among the ideas, beefing up federal data collection on criminals with guns and the health care toll of gun violence. >> there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> reporter: as parents of the chil
continues to struggle with a debt crisis that the obama administration fears could affect positive economic trends here in the united states. >> goal is setting up new headquarters in the u.k. that is when all is said and done, could be worth nearly $2 billion. the mountain view based company has purchased a 2.4 a. pilots in of london's king's cross. google plans to build a 1 million square foot-11 story office. construction is expected to start later this year and is expected to be finished by 2016. >> amazon is taking another step to try and lessen apple's a grip over on-the vice music sales. the online retailer says that they will launch their html 5 m p three store specifically for the iphone and the ipad itouch. amazon is offering 22 million tracks on it's a mobile web site mp3. when a user makes a purchase, it is automatically transferred to their amazon clout player and can be played back using a mobile app. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back perry e. >> there was a multi car accident that was blocking traffic in also eight big read the perry ea semi truck. ha brid
. it is a traditionally right- leaning seat. and several republicans, including the state's former governor, mark sanford, are in the running. the colbert's are natives of charleston, south carolina. >> president obama is just days away from being sworn in to his second term in office. so we're taking a look back at some of the funniest moments from his first four years. take a look. >> let's talk about the museum. i want to start with the vision of a person who started this. he was a radio collector and we do have a whole room of radios. this was his ambition to have a center all in one perry ed this is located on paul street. if you know where this is that we're right across the street. as a surprise to you if today someone is watching and they mentione jan wahl's name. this was a typewriter that went from room to room. we do have some items from the exposition. we do have the hippie generation room. we do have the legends of san francisco. >> this show you what they look like. >> we have the hanson hall. it they have the memorabilia of the earthquakes. we were talking about fred a and as he enters th
through san rafael. and downtown san francisco your full forecast is coming up. >> president obama has taken the official oaf of offish. >> i do solemnly swear. the oath of office. >> that i will execute the president and the office of the united states. he was with his wife as you can see and chief roberts in the blue room of the white house. the second swearing in will be tomorrow before hundreds of thousands of people. the big parade is planned in washington. charges. charges. house. as mandated by the constitution. new video in this morning shows the president and vice president joe biden at a wreath laying ceremony at second, public swearing in ceremony. which we will carry live. there have been a thousand details for organizers to a few facts about how these crowds will be handled. helping park police for thethe secret service will be working with 57 federal and ceremonies become more and more tightly controlled and choreographed. committee had 432 staff members. nothing is left to chance - they're rehearsing the swearing in - using stand- ins for the first family. parade route.
president biden. >> reporter: mayor lee, mayor jean quan and mayor chuck reed are all in united states conference of mayors. his focus today will be gun control and prepare venting violence in cities across the country. president obama's executive orders and proposals for congress are getting mixed reaction. some u.n. froms feel he's infringing on gun owner's rights guaranteed by the second amendment. the nra is promising the fight of the century and released an attacked a before the president announced his plans calling him an elitist. several democrats plan to introduce a plan next week. more on that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we asked bay area people what they think of the president's gun controllals -- gun proposals. >> people have the right to bear arms. >> people get robbed and need protection. >> everyone that we agreed with said all people should have rights. >>> sources say the next chief of staff is likely to be dennis mcdone mcdonogh. he would replace jack lew. >>> uc students say they will be at the regents' meeting this morning to petition
president obama and democrats want to raise your taxes. republicans have a completely different idea and this week, nebraska's governor became the second republican in just the past week to propose ending his state's income and business tax. he gets it. tax reform. pro growth. joining us now to explain why is nebraska governor. your business rate is 7.8% is that true? >> that's true and iesd too high. >> all right. it's true and it's too high. certainly higher than your neighbors. let me ask you a question. i mean, i'm an advocate of flat tax rates as you probably know. your sales tax is 5.5%. which i think is the case. so my question to you is how do you make the numbers work? if you eliminate 7% and 8% tax rates on businesses and individuals, you've got a 5.5% sales tax. doesn't that sales tax have to go up quite a bit? >> no, it doesn't. let me tell you what we're trying to do. we want to eliminate the individual income tax and the way to pay for it over the years we have granted way too many sal sales tax exemptions. we're going to get rid of the exemptions, don't favor one indus
the constitutional right to bear arms. >> the white house saying that president obama will be joined by children who sent him letters expressing concern about gun crimes. when he announces his polls today to try reduce gun violence here the united states. we will carry that for you live later this morning. expected to happen at 8:45 a.m.. >> in san francisco, two pieces of gun legislation were introduced to the board of supervisors. >> the first, bans the possession of military- style ammunition such as hollow point bullets. >> the sale of those bullets is already illegal. this action would make owning them a crime, as well. the second, requires police notification, when someone in san francisco buys 500 rounds of ammunition a more. >> this includes online purchases. it will take several steps to make these chat to change it into law. >> a new poll suggests that nearly 60 percent of americans want stricter gun laws following this month'last's deadly shooting at sandy >> 84% to enter the associated press g f cable what background checks for gun purchases at gun shows. >> cent of the police are invest
a letter to president obama and one to joe biden because we want them to come to chicago with the commission. >> reporter: as you point out, bill, this state does have some of the most restrictive gun laws in the land, including a rosely federal appeals court knocked down a law against concealed carry, the only state in the nation that has that, bill. bill: mayor emmanuel is taking his case to washington. what can you tell us about that, steve? >> reporter: he will be looking for more gun restrictions. keep in mind he was a senior advisor to president clinton in 1994 when gun restrictions were passed by that congress at that particular time. the reason why he is doing so on the federal level because on the state level, his own state legislature dom it. >>ed by fellow democrats took a pass on a potential piece of legislation we have mate i had more difficult to get ahold of military-style assault weapons. what is interesting that is former state legislator, a current sheriff of cook county said those do not work quite as well as stiffening penalties of use of guns in viole
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